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  1. ako2
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    have given and are given

    hi to all i just wanna know what are the difference between these sentences


    we have given a chance to prove something

    we are given a chance to prove something

    hope someone will help me,god bless to all

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    Re: have given and are given

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hello dear guest:
    First off: Sentences begin with Capital letters and end with. ! or ?

    About your question:
    I believe the 2nd sentence is not correct.
    It must be:
    We are giving a chance to prove something. -> Present Progressive
    We have given a chance to prove something. -> Present Perfect Simple

    The difference:
    Sentence 1 starts now.
    Sentence 2 started in the past and is still active.
    (Last week you started to give them a chance and today you're still giving them a chance.)

    I have a question to the other members:
    Could it be possible that "are giving" (or even "are given"?) makes the sentence to a passive one?


    I hope I could help you

    Cheers!

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    Re: have given and are given

    Quote Originally Posted by ako2 View Post
    hi to all i just wanna know what are the difference between these sentences


    we have given a chance to (someone) to prove something

    we are given a chance (by someone) to prove something
    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

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    Re: have given and are given

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

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